March 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Lenny & Lucy

Philip Stead. illus. by Erin Stead. Roaring Brook/Neal Porter Bks.

PreS-Gr 2–When Peter and his dog have trouble settling into their new house at the edge of an ominous wood, the boy constructs two pillow-and-blanket guardians that provide companionship until he meets a flesh-and-blood friend. Kid-savvy text and handsome artwork reveal the spirit-bolstering power of imagination.

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